Seaweed & Cucumber Face Mask DIY
Recipe type: Face Mask
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 4 jars
This recipe uses new seaweed extract, which is hydrating and ideal for all skin types.
  • Seaweed and Cucumber Face Mask Label Template
  • Four 8 oz. Bail Jars
  • 21.4 oz. Distilled Water
  • 1 oz. Cucumber Seed Oil
  • 1.3 oz. Avocado Oil
  • 1 oz. Polawax Emulsifying Wax
  • 0.8 oz. BTMS-50 Conditioning Emsulifier
  • 5 oz. Kaolin Clay
  • 2 oz. Sea Clay
  • 0.4 oz. Spirulina Powder
  • 3 mL Ginger Essential Oil
  • 0.5 oz. Seaweed Extract
  • 0.2 oz. Optiphen
EQUIPMENT PREP: Disinfect your utensils by dipping them in a 5% bleach water solution and allowing to dry. This includes mixing containers, your stick blender, and any spoons or spatulas that may come in contact with your mask. Your products must be as free of germs, bacteria, and microbes as possible. To be safe, bleach water all your utensils.
  1. In a medium container, measure 5 ounces of kaolin clay, 2 ounces of sea clay, and 0.4 ounces of spirulina powder. Mix them together thoroughly.
  2. In a heat-safe container, combine the avocado oil, cucumber seed oil, BTMS-50 and Polawax. Heat the container in the microwave using 30-60 second bursts until the waxes have fully melted. Be careful when removing the container, as it will be quite hot. Set aside.
  3. In a separate large container, heat the distilled water in the microwave (or on the stove top) until it reaches about 160-170 ° F. Once the water reaches the correct temperature, some of it may evaporate. Remeasure and add more distilled water if necessary until you have 21.4 ounces of hot water.
  4. Check the temperatures of both containers. Each container should be about 160° F. If the oil and wax has cooled, place back into the microwave until fully melted. Place the stick blender into the water, and burp it to help get rid of bubbles. Pour the oil and wax mixture into the water and use a spatula to make sure every little bit is added. Begin pulsing the stick blender. The mixture will take on a milky appearance once the water, oil and waxes have begun to emulsify. Continue to pulse and stir for about a minute.
  5. Begin adding heaping spoonfuls of the clay mixture and pulsing the stick blender until combined. Continue to add the clay to the mixture and blend in small amounts until all the clay is added.
  6. Continue stick blending for about one to two minutes. Use a spatula to scrape down any clay that may be on the sides of the bowl. Check the temperature of the mixture. Once the mixture is about 130-140°F, add 0.2 oz. of Optiphen, 3 mL of ginger essential oil, and 0.5 oz. of seaweed extract. Stick blend (don’t forget to burp the stick blender) the ingredients until fully mixed.
  7. Pour the mixture into the bail jars. Tap the jars on the counter to help get rid of bubbles. You can also spritz with alcohol to help get rid of bubbles. Allow the containers to cool for several hours with the lid open to prevent condensation.
  8. Once fully cooled, the mixture will be a thick, lotion-like texture. To use, apply a medium layer to dry, clean skin. Avoid the immediate eye area. Allow the mask to sit on the skin for at least 15 minutes. Use warm water to rinse off. There is no need to wash the skin after, but you can if you prefer.
Recipe by Soap Queen at